Electric Cart Company to unveil Solar bus in Annual South Walton Holiday Parade

Special to The Sun
Electric Cart Company’s electric cart bus to make debut at parade.

The Seaside Annual South Walton Holiday Parade on Nov. 29 will have a unique addition to their lineup this year with a solar powered 14 seat bus. The first of its kind in this area, the solar powered all electric vehicle is certainly eye catching.

The Electric Cart Company, based in Santa Rosa Beach, is entering the green, zero-emission shuttle to show off the 2015 model. These shuttles can travel a significant distance, ensuring a full day of operation.

Tom Waldrop, co-founder of the Electric Cart Company, said, “The holiday parade is a way to show this vehicle in action in a fun way as well as support the Seaside community events. We are finding increased requests for alternative transportation solutions for the congested beach areas. This solar bus is cost effective to run, and can reduce dependency on cars in a resort area. Our location and climate are perfect for electric vehicles.”

The Seaside and 30A Annual South Walton Holiday Parade tradition begins at 4 p.m. in front of Seagrove Plaza. Residents and visitors share in the glory as participants proceed 1.5 miles down Scenic Highway 30A from Seagrove decked in their Christmas best on festive holiday floats. The parade ends in Seaside as visitors welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to town.